1993 - 1998: BA, Hons, Queen's University (Film/Theatre)

2004: Post-Bac Certification, Massachusetts College of Art and Design: Art Education 

2016: Nippissing University: AQ English Studies (Junior Intermediate) 

2016: OCT Certification


Employment Overview

1998-2002: Cinema Industry (Montreal): Director's Assistant (Robert Lepage, Frank Oz, Mario Azzopardi),Storyboard Artist (Muse Entertainment), Assistant Art Director (Muse Entertainment)

2004 - 2014: Boston Public Schools: Visual Arts Teacher (K-12)

2015: City of Kingston: Art Programs Coordinator

2015 -- present:  Resident Artist: Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

2016 -- present: OCT certified teacher in the LDSB


Boston Arts Academy: Teachers as Artists Grant, 2012

Awarded Teacher as Artist Fellowship Grant; traveled to Haida Gwaii and Alaska to study Indigenous art and watercolour painting;  5K award

Expeditionary Learning / Outward Bound: Estes Park, Colorado, 2011

Awarded grant to attend Human Body course at Eagle Rock Alternative School; 3K award

Boston Public Schools Head Office Design (Finalist), 2014

Led team of students and staff in design of acoustic panel mural for new central office community meeting room at Roxbury Crossing

Brown Fund, Boston, 2006

Led administrators, architect, sculptor and engineer to design playground artwork for Nathan Hale School; 5K award



Fidelity Art Space, World Trade Center, Boston, 2012

Hammond Realty/Atelier 505 Gallery, Boston, 2010      

160 N. Washington St: Studio/Gallery, Boston, 2005-2010

  Umbria Galleria, Boston, 2006

  Solstice Gallery, Boston, 2004


  Cycle Messenger World Championships Art Show, Toronto, 2011

  CANVASATIONS, Gallery XIV, Boston, 2008

  INTERACT 2, Boston, 2007

  Tsai Center, Boston University, 2006

  PAAM, Provincetown, MA 2006

  Westside Gallery, Saratoga, New York, 2006

  Massachusetts College of Art, Student Show, 2003 & 2005 

  La Pachanga des Arts, Montreal, 2002



Mat Poirier

Born in  Ottawa, Ontario

Mat has been drawing and painting since childhood. He studied film and theatre at Queen's University at Kingston and Art Education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work captures the essence of movement though colour and texture. He works in a variety of wet and dry media.

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